artists represented

James Gleeson
The spring of Castalia
oil on board
14.5 x 12 cm
 James Gleeson (1915 – 2008) is considered Australia’s first and most important surrealist painter. He was also a highly respected art writer, publishing several books and contributing to Australian art journals and newspapers. He held over 50 exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. A major retrospective of his work was held in 2004 at the National Gallery of Victoria. Gleeson was made Member of the Order of Australia 1975 and an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1990. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, many state and regional galleries.

REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 464